Melia Aldeia dos Capuchos Golf and Spa
Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... of pretzels. Gone are the open bottles of wine, replaced by small plastic bottles of cheap wine. Gone is the dish ware. Gone is the ice cream cart for dessert. Sigh.......I did watch the "the wolf of Wall Street" while eating a mediocre dinner. We both slept fitfully 4-6 hours, arriving in London at noon (4 AM Seattle time) local time.
Heathrow is such a busy airport. You need at least 2-3 hours to make a plane transfer. We had to go from terminal 5 ...
... very top for great views. If you look closely at the picture, you may be able to see tourist heads sticking out. Belem Tower - built 1515-1520 to protect Lisbon's harbor. It was the last sight sailors saw when they left, and the first when they returned loaded with gold, spices (and diseases). When built, it was in the middle of the river. Now it's at the water's edge. We climbed the 120 steps to the top of the ...
... like others We have seen. Then came time for the moorish Castle.It began with a 45 minute hike up a windy track on the side of the hill, in which caused very sweaty times. However We powered on with only 1 tactical rest to admire the views. Upon reaching the Entrance, our hearts both stopped when We thought We had to buy tickets at the bottom. But We soon discovered this wasn't true ...
... 8220;are there too many people on the gangplank?” yes was the reply … not a great feeling to know that (a) it is not strong enough to cope for the hoards of people and (b) no one there to monitor the gangplank traffic until almost too late !
“Pirates of the Cruise Ship” tour
We booked and paid for this tour on line with various other CC people. They had 3 mini vans and one group of people went in one and the ...
... Steves says is the best of Lisbon's 40 museums. Calouste Gulbenkian was an American oil tycoon who gave Portugal his art collection. His gift was an act of gratitude for the hospitable asylum granted him during WWII (he lived in Lisbon from 1942 until his death in 1955). "His collection, spanning 5,000 years and housed in a classy modern building, offers the most purely enjoyable museum experience ...
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